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C.Dale T2, White, Paint crack/tear or frame issues?

Old 09-27-17, 09:12 PM
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C.Dale T2, White, Paint crack/tear or frame issues?

Folks, while cleaning my bike i discovered some paint crack / tear at the rear wheel area frame triangle.
the bike is cdale t2 and brand new.

I"m not sure if it was like this out of the box though.

should i be worried? TBH i'm not going to be picky if its just a problem with the paint but would be concerned if its an indicator of structural damage.

p/s: no crash whatsoever on bike.

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There's absolutely no way we can form an opinion with nothing to go on, while you, with the bike tight in front of you can't either.

Post some close up pics, along with one from farther, so we can have a sense of the issue.
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Old 09-27-17, 09:21 PM
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i've posted the pics... earlier post had problems with the links.
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Looks lore like a ding of some kind, vs a structural crack.

As a rule structural cracks start at an edge and move inward across the section. This looks more like there was some body filler used to smooth out the area before painting, and is now flaking off.

I wouldn't sweat it, and just keep an eye on it. Or I might clean it with acetone, applied with an eyedropper, then when dry wick in some super glue. Not as much for strength as to prevent corrosion and possibly the start of a real crack.
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appreciate the response. nevertheless, Id continue to keep an eye out.
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I would take everything apart if I suspect a crack, and have it professionally evaluated. For safety. Why take a chance with something so trivial in life?
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